Posted - 10/05/2006 : 23:28:08 http://www.jabs.org.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=340
I would like to tell you
my experience of the DTP vaccinations and the effect it has had
on our family.
In 1975 my cousin started having siezures at a few months of
age, my aunt was told by a doctor that the whooping cough
vaccination was to blame and apparantly there had been alot of
press coverage about the jab. As a result Hayley (32) has had
epilepsy all of her life, she cannot hold down a job, cannot
drive a car and is childless as a result of the medication. none
of the children in the family were to be given the vaccine and
this was accepted by doctors.
I have 3 children, my daughter now 12 did not have the whooping
cough vaccine but had all the others at the time and is fit and
healthy. My second child now 8 was vaccinated as a baby with the
combined jab, I raised my concerns with the health visitor at
the time and was reassured that he would be fine a few days
later however he was admitted to hospital as he was floppy,
unresponsive and very poorly. at the time we were living in
germany with the army and the german doctor at the childrens
hospital told me it was the whooping cough jab. The army doctors
would not have any of it but allowed me to proceed his
vaccinations with single jabs and no whooping cough jab. I was
informed time and time again by them and my surgery back in the
UK how expensive this was.
Anyway seven years on and I gave birth to my 3rd a beautiful
baby boy on xmas eve 2005, a planned homebirth which although
traumatic for (shoulder distocia) gave him an apgar score of ten
so he was very healthy. The first weeks were fine and normal but
at the back of my mind I was already worrying about his jabs.
I spoke to my health visitor who was brilliant and suggested I
spoke to my GP and explain what had happened with my other son.
the GP made me feel that I was being irrational and that if he
didnt have the jabs I was irresponsible so I decided to go
ahead. The dreaded day arrived and I was so close to walking out
but didnt, I told the nurse who was preparing the jabs what had
happened before and she assured me that the whooping cough
vaccine had changed since that it was egg that was responsible
for previous reactions so I did it, I let them inject my little
baby with 5 chemicals in one go. To my relief he didnt have any
reaction as the weeks went by and so I went for the follow ups.
The last one in May this year which made my little boy ill for
weeks, I cant describe it he was just not himself.
One night in June I woke to him crying so I started to give him
his feed but he would not take it then I noticed he was shaking
uncontrollably, I thought that id overheated him and so
undressed him and settled him back to sleep.
Then in july, we were getting ready one morning for school and
work connah was laid on my bed while I was getting dressed my
nightmare started, i looked at my baby who was making funny
noises and to my horror he was blue and stiff, i thought he was
dieing in my arms as i waited 20 min for the ambulance that
turned up as he was coming round.
i was told hed had a febrile convulsion and took him home later
that day, the next day it happened again and again and again
after 3 days in hospital a normal mri and eeg i was told he had
epilepsy given medication and sent home. now 9 month old he is
still having siezures and absences every few days and i am
fighting to get him seen by a neurologist. everytime i hve
mentioned the jabs i am told im talking nonsense but i know in
my heart that my little boy was normal before them and with each
one he has become more ill and distant.
Posted - 10/06/2006 : 07:20:29
This bought it all back
for me. My son was developing normally until he had his DTP 12
years ago.He went from a strong healthybaby trying torollover,
to a baby more akin to a newborn, overnight.He had a severe
reaction to the DTP,which resulted in a dark golfball sized
lumpon his leg, he went along for the next jab and thelumpwas
still there, I was advised it was just a muscle spasm by the HV
and that it was fine tohave the next jab
Thats when the fits started, upto 150 a dayat one time, we
nearly lost him, he was literally dying of exhaustion,and he was
snt home for xmas, as they thought ( we know this now) thathe
wouldnt survive the holidays
He did though, and was re-admitted when a doctortried a radical
'cure' a massive dose of steroids, and it helped, it took the
seziures down to around 15 a day and gave my son breathing
Over the next few months he had many scans and tests, and in the
end it was decided he had Ohtaharas syndrome, a diagnosis that I
have never agreed with as usually babies are born withit and it
usually is fatal.
We tried a vaccine damage tribunal as we know until he had the
whooping cough vaccine( which in fact gave him something akin to
whooping cough)he was fine and healthy.
Over the years the fits faded away , he now has a dignosis( made
upbya doctor and never heard of by anyone else!) of burnt out
Ohtaharas,but is left with brain damage and severe learning
disabilities, along withadvanced bone age and tight achiles
tendons and hamstrings, sohe cant walk properly, he is forced
towalk on tiptoes.
You are not alone, many of us have been touched by vaccine
damage due tothe DTP, our tribunal failed, we had noproof and
they kept moving the goalposts.
I would suggest you keep digging and try the tribunal, what have
you got to lose? Who knows, one day it may become widely
recognised that the DTP can cause horrendous damage to our
I wish you well